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ERIC Number: ED374862
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Pages: 8
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Placement Scores as Predictors of Future Success: Is There a Correlation with Grade Point Average?
Gamble, Joan E.
In an effort to determine the correlation between assessment placement test scores and grade point average (GPA), a study was conducted at Terra State Community College (TSCC), in Ohio. A sample population was constructed of 93 potential students who took the American College Testing Service Assessment of Student Skills for Entry Transfer (ASSET) placement test Form B and began attending TSCC full-time in fall 1992. The sample consisted of 47 males and 46 females ranging in age from 17 to 47, with a mean age of 21.7. Test scores and course grades were obtained through the TSCC records office. A statistically significant correlation was found between cumulative GPA and all three ASSET scores: written skills, reading skills, and numerical skills. The amount of common variance between the scores and GPA was small, however, registering 16% for written skills, 17% for reading skills, and 8% for numerical skills. The study findings, therefore, could not be considered conclusive. To get a better picture of correlation between these variables, a study should be done on a larger scale, using samples from different ASSET testing years and examining student retention in addition to GPA. (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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